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Charles Johnson week-to-week with sprained MCL

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The coach of the team the Panthers beat last night is notorious for monotonously calling his players “day-to-day.”  Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson is, a day after being leg whipped by Patriots tackle Marcus Cannon, week-to-week.

Per a league source, Johnson has a sprained MCL.

The term “week-to-week” implies he’ll miss at least one week, which would put him out of Sunday’s game at Miami.

The MCL is a rope-like ligament that can heal on its own if not fully torn.  But it takes time.  How much time for Johnson remains to be seen.

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28 Responses to “Charles Johnson week-to-week with sprained MCL”
  1. pooflingingmonkey says: Nov 19, 2013 2:39 PM

    Cannon should have to sit as long as Johnson does.

    It’s ridiculous. He could have ended Johnson’s career. But he’ll get a little fine, and that’ll be that.

  2. captainspangled says: Nov 19, 2013 2:43 PM

    Panthers have some good pass rushers behind Johnson, but could really use him out there.

    Get well soon Charles.

  3. h3min1230 says: Nov 19, 2013 2:44 PM

    Cannon did nothing wrong.

  4. captainspangled says: Nov 19, 2013 2:52 PM

    Unbelievable they didn’t throw the flag on Cannon. What a dirtbag.

  5. extinctionburst says: Nov 19, 2013 2:54 PM

    Sounds like Charles Johnson did not like the tangy zip of that leg whip.

  6. lionzftw says: Nov 19, 2013 2:55 PM

    For a split second I thought the headline was..

    “Calvin Johnson week-to-week with sprained MCL”

    I nearly cried.

  7. bullethead527 says: Nov 19, 2013 3:05 PM

    Patriots played dirty and got away with a lot of calls that could have heavily favored us. At least Karma got them in the end.

  8. bangarrang says: Nov 19, 2013 3:05 PM

    Cannon and Talib both should have been ejected. Patriots played a dirty game last night, with Talib holding and twisting Smith’s ankle after a play was over and Cannon doing the leg whip.

    How is throwing a punch worse than what those two dirt bags did?

  9. patriotenvy says: Nov 19, 2013 3:22 PM

    It was an accident, I believe he didn’t aim to injure him. He wasn’t even looking at Johnson.

    Cannon over came cancer recently and was awarded the Ed Block award for being a role model. Talk about Karma? you haters that are condemning him as a “dirt bag” over your interpretation of his intentions, and on one second of his life, are bringing bad Karma on yourselves. Selfish little school girls.

  10. mattwalshvideo says: Nov 19, 2013 3:25 PM

    More cheating from the lowlifes in Foxboro.

  11. goldiehawn9 says: Nov 19, 2013 3:32 PM

    One of the Patriot O-linemen also head butted Kuechly… dirtiest o-line in the NFL

  12. azarkhan says: Nov 19, 2013 3:45 PM

    Sure are a lot of anti-Patriot whiners on this page.

  13. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 19, 2013 3:50 PM

    Too bad it wasn’t worse.

  14. apkyletexas says: Nov 19, 2013 3:56 PM

    Someone else pays a heavy price for the Pats cheating, except Belichick and his players.

    Shocking.

    Wonder if he apologized for cheating in the Panther’s only Super Bowl while he was in town?

  15. jgedgar70 says: Nov 19, 2013 4:02 PM

    patriotenvy says:
    Nov 19, 2013 3:22 PM
    It was an accident, I believe he didn’t aim to injure him. He wasn’t even looking at Johnson.

    Cannon over came cancer recently and was awarded the Ed Block award for being a role model. Talk about Karma? you haters that are condemning him as a “dirt bag” over your interpretation of his intentions, and on one second of his life, are bringing bad Karma on yourselves. Selfish little school girls.
    ____
    It’s great that he has come back. Cancer is no joke and not the slightest bit funny. But there is a rule in the book prohibitig being on the ground and reaching up with your leg in an attempt to trip the opponent. He should have received a 15-yard penalty. All I want from Patriots fans is an acknowledgement of this while they are protesting the last play.

  16. usmutts says: Nov 19, 2013 4:26 PM

    Although I’m a fan of another team in this division yet to play the Panthers, I recognize what a terrific player Johnson is and I wish him a speedy and complete recovery.

  17. azarkhan says: Nov 19, 2013 4:39 PM

    Poor thing. He got hurt by a big bad Patriot.

  18. dicksquared says: Nov 19, 2013 4:39 PM

    It was deliberate, they are coached to do this.

    Don’t believe me?

    Then go watch the video of this play and ask yourself what the hey is Gronk is trying to do with his leg.

  19. rufustfireflyjr says: Nov 19, 2013 4:46 PM

    It was an accident? REALLY?? So, he raised his leg and thrust it forward into Johnson’s leg because . . . of a muscle spasm?? Because he wanted to scratch between his legs?? Dude, take off those red, white and blue glasses and admit that your boy got busted leg whipping an opponent. He’s lucky it didn’t draw a flag, but he won’t be so lucky when the league office takes a look at it on video.

  20. hehateme19 says: Nov 19, 2013 4:52 PM

    He needs to spend as much time as he can in Thomas Davis’ hyperbaric chamber

  21. hen510 says: Nov 19, 2013 5:31 PM

    Just another chance, or opportunity for a pats fan to show some class, or sportsmanship……..still waiting……

  22. rjkilla says: Nov 19, 2013 5:43 PM

    they have as much class as their organization does. that leg whip was the worst thing that happened yesterday but lets keep crying cuz a call finally went against us.

  23. cgsuddeath says: Nov 19, 2013 5:48 PM

    The last play was Karma kicking the Patriots behind.

  24. grabgrabgrab says: Nov 19, 2013 6:50 PM

    azarkhan says: Nov 19, 2013 3:45 PM
    Sure are a lot of anti-Patriot whiners on this page.
    **********

    Sure are a lot of Patriot whiners on every page that references a bad call (when they should NEVER have a right to cry about bad calls again, AND it was the correct call).

    Whhhahhhhhahahahahahahah

  25. aljack88 says: Nov 19, 2013 9:09 PM

    Wonder if he apologized for cheating in the Panther’s only Super Bowl while he was in town?
    —————————————–
    How’s that? What did “he” do?

    I only recollect some Panther players having some involvement with steroid misuse just prior to that game. You surely must remember the Panther patients of Dr. James Shortt.

  26. patriotenvy says: Nov 19, 2013 10:38 PM

    We will see what you people think of “karma” when you’re watching the Patriots in the playoffs, because your team has already cleaned out their lockers.

    Now that is karma lol!

    Karma has been kicking your butts for so long you are bitter!

  27. lunarpie says: Nov 19, 2013 11:01 PM

    Bill Belichek’s new name is President Belichek. Lies and cheats, gets caught then just continues to lying and cheating while he keeps his job. Only in America.

  28. mcboston says: Nov 20, 2013 2:31 AM

    For the Panthers who think the Patriots play dirty-please review the video highlights of Gronk#87 being hit with the crown of the helmet by 2 Panther defenders. First #56 AJ Klien hits Gronk with crown of helmet to Gronk’s helmet then #21 Mike Mitchell launches himself up with the crown of his helmet to the helmet of Gronk. Should have been 2 flags with the new safety rules but clearly this was a Panthers ref no call which even if you hate the Pats-if it was your player getting launched on and he was taken out with a concussion you would be pissed. The safety rules apply to everyone! PS-in case you forgot-Gronk scored even though 3 defenders were on him and 2 of them tried to take his head off! I guess if you can’t get Gronk legally you can always try a bear hug at the end since hits to the head don’t work.

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